LETTER: You’re all heart

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I am writing to thank hundreds of generous fundraisers from across the South of England, who raised an incredible £335,000 for the British Heart Foundation last year, by holding their own fundraising events.

A record-breaking £12million was raised for the nation’s heart charity last year through community fundraising activities and groups across the UK. Around £1.7million of this was achieved by people organising their own fundraisers as part of the BHF’s Do Your Own Thing campaign. People across the South of England really joined in the spirit and showed they’re all heart, by hosting everything from fun runs, to charity quiz nights and bake sales to help support our life saving research. Fundraisers in Kent and East Sussex raised nearly £47,000 and those in West Sussex, East Hampshire and South Surrey raised a further £51,000. Every single donation, big or small, helps bring us a step closer to beating heart disease. For anyone interested in helping us to raise even more, there’s lots of hints and inspiration, as well as a free fundraising pack, available on https://www.bhf.org.uk/yourway

Dawn Smith

British Heart Foundation,

Hampstead Road, London

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